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The Clutter-Free Home: Making Room for Your Life If you want to be encouraged by someone who really understands what it s like to struggle with clutter, you will love Kathi Lipp s writing Her newest book, The Clutter Free Home Making Room for Your Life is filled with encouragement rather than judgement You will also find plenty of practical tips for you to try and see what s a good fit for you.I received an advance reader copy from the publisher. If you re like me, these types of books appeal to you I keep thinking, if I just find the right book, it will help me with all my mess Well No book will do the work FOR you an unfortunate truth , but this one really breaks down not only how to declutter your home and your stuff, but also gets into the psychology behind why we get cluttered in the first place Kathi s writing style is refreshingly real, like she is a friend sitting next to you with a cup of coffee and you are laughing togethe If you re like me, these types of books appeal to you I keep thinking, if I just find the right book, it will help me with all my mess Well No book will do the work FOR you an unfortunate truth , but this one really breaks down not only how to declutter your home and your stuff, but also gets into the psychology behind why we get cluttered in the first place Kathi s writing style is refreshingly real, like she is a friend sitting next to you with a cup of coffee and you are laughing together about your real actual lives She doesn t claim to be perfect and she doesn t project an image of having it all together, which is a breath of fresh air in a genre cluttered with perfect looking HGTV ready homes.If you read her previous book Clutter Free you will be familiar with the concepts presented here, but I still found new things to learn and apply in this book anyway She goes through room by room and offers specific advice about how to tackle the mess in a way that is do able and feels accessible A new to me idea that I learned from this book is to really think about what the purposes of each room are before starting on the decluttering process This may be tempting for some readers to gloss over like, duh, what do I use a kitchen for FOOD But when I challenged myself to sit and really think it through, my kitchen servespurposes than just feeding the people who live here We do homework, we gather with friends, it s the first room we enter when we come home, and yes, we also cook and eat food Thinking through the purposes then helped me to think through the five senses of what I want each room to look, smell, feel, taste, and sound like.I highly recommend this book as an accessible and realistic read about decluttering Kathi s sense of humor comes through on every page and I love that she is real and realistic about her own challenges No pretense, which makes me feel instantly like I m not alone I received an advance copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review When It Comes To Your Home, Peace Is Possible Longing For A Place Of Peace From Which You Can Love Others Well The Clutter Free Home Is Your Room By Room Guide To Decluttering, Reclaiming, And Celebrating Every Space Of Your Home Let Author Kathi Lipp Who Once Lived A Life Buried In Clutter Walk You Through Each Room Of Your House To Create Organizational Zones That Are Not Only Functional And Practical But Create Places Of Peace That Reflect Your Personality Kathi Will Help You Tackle The Four Step Process Of Dedicate, Decide, Declutter And Do Your Thing To Reveal The Home You Ve Always Dreamed Of, And Then Transform It Into A Haven That Reflects Who You Truly Are Meant To Be If You Re Also Feeling Overwhelmed By The Care And Upkeep Of All The Stuff Under Your Feet Or Sense That Your Home Is Running You, Instead Of The Other Way Around, Come Discover How To Create A Space That Doesn T Have To Be Showroom Perfect To Be Perfect For You And The People You Love Kathi Lipp figured out a way not only to get rid of clutter without becoming a minimalist , but also to make sure her home stays uncluttered Introduction, p 8 In The Clutter Free Home Making Room for Your Life, Kathi Lipp tells how she achieved the state of Clutter Free and shares her methods of decluttering, reclaiming, and celebrating every space of the home Introduction, p.10.As someone who struggles with cluttering and chronic disorganization., I am eager to learn Kathi s s Kathi Lipp figured out a way not only to get rid of clutter without becoming a minimalist , but also to make sure her home stays uncluttered Introduction, p 8 In The Clutter Free Home Making Room for Your Life, Kathi Lipp tells how she achieved the state of Clutter Free and shares her methods of decluttering, reclaiming, and celebrating every space of the home Introduction, p.10.As someone who struggles with cluttering and chronic disorganization., I am eager to learn Kathi s secret I ve been in Celebrate Recovery, a faith based recovery program, to find support I know other clutterers and read extensively on cluttering, hoarding, and organization I experience some victory but for several years, I have been stuck, mired, in avoidance of tackling my dreaded office, err, creativity center to be Completely overwhelmed, I have no idea where to start.Enter The Clutter Free Home Making Room for Your Life This book provides the kickstart this clutterer needs to move from being a Clutter Keeper to a Clutter Flinger The book s Introduction gives a general overview Part 1 The Steps explains step by step guidelines to using Kathi s Four Ds and her Three Totes, Two Bags decluttering methods Part 2 The Spaces shows how to use the methods in each room of the home I am tempted to speed ahead to the Office chapter but control myself, and I am glad I did Written in a conversational style, this book is encouraging and empowering, making clear that a Clutter Free Home is possible to achieve and maintain It s different from other decluttering books as it s written from a Biblical perspective It even recommends that CH Cluttered Home people start with a prayer of determination Reading the entire book is helpful to me because Kathi points out best practices and new behaviors to adopt, as well as new ways of thinking and speaking to oneself to make the processeffective Additional actions to take in mostly decluttered areas are presented Kathi Lipp helps readers overcome obstacles to dealing with clutter by humorously sharing her personal experiences and reminds that just as you will never be done with laundry, you will never be done with decluttering p 17 And, she teaches how to manage the clutter that life keeps on giving so that it no longer creates chaos in the home.The concepts of Space Boxing and Time Boxing break through this reader s inertia and lead me to just start, albeit in a small way, by emptying a single bin today I cannot clean the entire office today too overwhelming, not enough time but I can begin with a small corner or a shelf or bin, decluttered in 15 minute increments over a period of time as long as it takes , until the entire room is 60% decluttered to prevent overwhelm Upon reaching the 60% mark, it s time to focus on the room s decor and esthetics the fun step most of us incorrectly begin with by repurposing something from another area of the home, by curating and treasuring the items one already has Of course, carefully considered, absolutely necessary items may be purchased Then, it s time to repeat the steps in the next targeted room.I like the new to me idea of using the five senses to create the desired atmosphere in a room My overcrowded, hot mess of an office currently looks like a junkyard, smells like book mold from my ever growing collection of books and the necessity of keeping the door closed to visitors eyes and can hardly be navigated because the floor is full of clutter, too Additionally, avalanches of clutter crash to the floor, workspace is non existent because all horizontal surfaces are buried except for the keyboard I m using, and my glass of water is precariously balanced My goals to have my creativity center smell clean and fresh, to look ordered and ready to spark my imagination, to have plentiful space to pursue creative endeavors, perhaps with a trickling fountain nearby to evoke a peaceful feeling, and to make an area where I can enjoy a cup of tea and a healthy snack I want this room to embody my theme, Make Something Beautiful, referring to both craft projects and a functional creative space Ultimately, as Kathi emphasizes, decluttering makes me and other CH people free for whatever God has in store for us next.Readers may want to purchase hard copies of The Clutter Free Home Making Room for Your Life as fill in pages are included for each room of the home It is full of practical information and suggestions to make rooms work in homes with or without children It contains checklists and several testimonials Attics, basements, and garages are addressed, It also has information about Kathi Lipp s Facebook Clutter Free Academy And for times of relapse, The Clutter Free Home Making Room for Your Life is an excellent resource for getting back on track In summary, I highly recommend this book and plan to share it with other CH people I have been reading Kathi Lipps books for a number of years now This book, like the rest, does not disappoint The process of de cluttering and looking at the space you have including worksheets is wonderfully thought out and well taught within these pages Love the three question plan Do I love it Do I use it Will I buy it again And this question was one I thought about in every room, what have you just been living with instead of dealing with It s a great book for sure This book was exactly what I needed at this stage of my life My parents moved to a nursing home at very short notice, and I was left with cleaning out their house , bringing the treasured possessions with me, and selling and getting rid of other belongings I was also acutely aware that I also needed to declutter my own home In this book, Kathi Lipp provides lots of great tips For example, stepping back first and working out what purposes you have for each room Sometimes this might be obviou This book was exactly what I needed at this stage of my life My parents moved to a nursing home at very short notice, and I was left with cleaning out their house , bringing the treasured possessions with me, and selling and getting rid of other belongings I was also acutely aware that I also needed to declutter my own home In this book, Kathi Lipp provides lots of great tips For example, stepping back first and working out what purposes you have for each room Sometimes this might be obvious e.g a kitchen is for cooking , but there may be other things you want to capture e.g a sense of peace and connection Then use the five senses to work out how you want that room to look, smell etc Then only put the things in that room that achieve those purposes I also liked the idea of breaking rooms into zones when they re used for different purposes Some of the take home lessons for me were that we are not the sum of our possessions, our memories areto do with relationships than things, and that you may have to make some tough decisions to have the kind of home you really want and I m not talking expensive furniture buthow you want to feel in your home.Each chapter ends with helpful worksheets I also appreciated the humour and the down to earth nature of the author She s not into perfectionism and minimalism Have the things around you that make you feel good, but just remember that every item needs to earn the right to be in that room A great little book for people who know they need to declutter, but are afraid or don t know where to begin Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a free e copy in exchange for an honest review How lucky was I to get a free Advanced Reader Copy from the publisher I ve been a fan of Kathi s FB pages Clutter Free Academy and Communicator Academy for years now So strange to have to actually READ vs listen My brain and I compromised quite nicely, by hearing Kathi s voice in my head This book is part how to, part workbook, with just a touch of memoir thrown in I don t think I could ever actually WRITE in a book, but thankfully, I have 358647 nearly new and completely pretty notebooks How lucky was I to get a free Advanced Reader Copy from the publisher I ve been a fan of Kathi s FB pages Clutter Free Academy and Communicator Academy for years now So strange to have to actually READ vs listen My brain and I compromised quite nicely, by hearing Kathi s voice in my head This book is part how to, part workbook, with just a touch of memoir thrown in I don t think I could ever actually WRITE in a book, but thankfully, I have 358647 nearly new and completely pretty notebooks to write notes Some will find this book repetitive, but clutter y people like me NEED that for habits to become ingrained Do I love this Do I use this Would I buy this again It s like a positive affirmation, or mantra, or the kids cartoon theme song you still know by heart Can I tell you why I m in the basement No, I cannot, but can I interest you in the entire score of the 1984 classic album A Cabbage Patch Christmas It s a happy hoop de do Where was I Right This book is 100% worth the read I finished it on New Year s Eve Eve, and am geared up to Declutter Plenty in 2020 Kathi can feel free to contact me for use of that slogan You re welcome Happy clutter free New Year, everyone I have read so many books and blogs about clutter and how to tame it I ve watched the TV shows I ve listened to podcasts And yet, over and over, I come away feeling overwhelmed and defeated This is the first book that I read about clutter where I felt the author actually understood me It does NOT work for me to gather all of one type of item from all over the house and sort it No way I get so overwhelmed and then quit, leaving things far worse Kathi Lipp totally understands that Instead I have read so many books and blogs about clutter and how to tame it I ve watched the TV shows I ve listened to podcasts And yet, over and over, I come away feeling overwhelmed and defeated This is the first book that I read about clutter where I felt the author actually understood me It does NOT work for me to gather all of one type of item from all over the house and sort it No way I get so overwhelmed and then quit, leaving things far worse Kathi Lipp totally understands that Instead of offering advice that will overwhelm and defeat a messy cluttered person, she gives helpful, realistic, practical, and effective tips What a breath of fresh air My house is already looking better because of this book And even better than that, I now have a daily weekly strategy for continual improvement I am so very thankful for this book I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley I was not required to give a positive review The thoughts and opinions expressed here are entirely my own I purchased a goal setting planner at the beginning of the year, and one of the habits I decided to instill was to dedicate 15 minutes a day to eliminating clutter from my life, beginning with my home Imagine my surprise when I began reading The Clutter Free Home, and author Kathi Lipp was sharing her plan to declutter the home Part of this plan was to spend fifteen minutes a day attacking one small area in one room.Of course, Ms Lipp s procedure hasthan just those fifteen minutes a d I purchased a goal setting planner at the beginning of the year, and one of the habits I decided to instill was to dedicate 15 minutes a day to eliminating clutter from my life, beginning with my home Imagine my surprise when I began reading The Clutter Free Home, and author Kathi Lipp was sharing her plan to declutter the home Part of this plan was to spend fifteen minutes a day attacking one small area in one room.Of course, Ms Lipp s procedure hasthan just those fifteen minutes a day, though what she suggests is not anydifficult With over 50% of households struggling with their own clutter issues, this book is a haven and a promise of better times ahead The author maps it all out with simple, easy to follow steps Rather than tell us to set up in similar to her own home, Ms Lipp first asks each of us to determine what is the purpose of each room in our house, and how should it function Once we understand how we want each room to function, it is easier to declutter.The author cautions us that this is not an overnight fix The reality is that we will have to develop some new habits and make what might be some difficult choices When debating whether or not something is clutter, the initial questions are 1 Do you love it 2 Do you use it 3 Would you buy it again You need a strong yes to at least one question to classify the item as not clutter Ms Lipp also tackles the fun part of making each room our own, offering tips on decorations that enhance your enjoyment as opposed to setting out new clutter.The book proceeds in a logical fashion The overall plan is explained, and then the author moves to each room, explaining in greater detail what each of us might be faced with and I recognized my own home in many of her descriptions The author writes in a matter of fact, entertaining style, and her reality based humor constantly put a smile on my face.There are many tips in the book, and I firmly believe that giving up a few minutes a day and one hour once a week dedicated to one room will, in the long run, actually save time If your house is always perfect, good for you You ve already mastered the necessary habits For the rest of us, we have Kathi Lipp s book we ll be joining you soon Five stars.My thanks to NetGalley and harvest House publishers for a complimentary electronic copy of this book This book was an eye opener for me None of the information the author includes is groundbreaking or new, but the way she pieces it together is unique It is a wake up call In the first part of her book, she gives you her method for decluttering your home broken into 4 steps and executed in manageable 15 minute bursts a day along with a once per week 60 minute focused period in your room of choice She helps you to see through her book that what you thought was impossible, is actually super ac This book was an eye opener for me None of the information the author includes is groundbreaking or new, but the way she pieces it together is unique It is a wake up call In the first part of her book, she gives you her method for decluttering your home broken into 4 steps and executed in manageable 15 minute bursts a day along with a once per week 60 minute focused period in your room of choice She helps you to see through her book that what you thought was impossible, is actually super achievable In the second part, she helps you with how to go room by room in your home to tackle the specific clutter that tends to build up in each space ahemlike your basement or that packed to the limit drawer that you stick everything you don t know what to do with in The author says it herself, If you are struck by the thought that small changes can t make a difference, know that you are right but also realize that a thousand small tweaks combined can make a huge difference I have already started implementing the author s ideas for decluttering in my home and seeing a positive difference in our day to day lives Note I received an advance reader copy from the publisher

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